Questions of Relocation in Rio's Unstable Favelas
"Local authorities estimate that 24,000 residents of Rio de Janeiro live in high risk areas.
After the latest mudslides in April, the government said said that all would have to leave from their homes - and would be removed by force, if necessary. The plan is to move them to new housing units yet to be built."
But forced relocation is very controversial in the favelas, where the government previously instituted forced relocations in the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s.